|Title:||Criminal Records Screening Ė Personnel From Overseas|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 2106/06|
|Date of issue:||Friday, 22 September 2006|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This circular clarifies that personnel from overseas seeking to provide services within WA Health are required to undergo both criminal record check from the country in which they lived, together with an Australian-wide police check. These checks are primarily the responsibility of the idividual. However where an Australia-wide police check is not provided, the Criminal Record Screening Coordinator can arrange the Department's required check, but cannot obtain an overseas check.
SUPERSEDED BY OD 0163/08
|Period of effect:||from 22 September 2006|
|Authorised by:||Dr Neale Fong, Director General, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 22-Sep-2006|
|Print version:||View print version|
Criminal Records Screening Ė Personnel From Overseas
Personnel from overseas on both temporary and permanent work visas are required by the Department of Health to undergo both a criminal record check from the country in which they have lived and an Australia-wide police check. These certificates must accompany any application to provide services within WA Health and will be assessed in accordance with the Department’s Criminal Record Screening Policy.
If a person has lived in any country for a total of one year or more in the last ten (10) years, they are required to obtain a criminal record check from that country or area. Information regarding Police Clearances, Certificates and specific country information can be found on the website of the Department of Immigration, Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) at www.immi.gov.au (Form 47P).
DIMA also requires a Federal criminal record check as part of an application for permanent residency in Australia. If a person has satisfied DIMA that they are of good character, and the criminal record check has been completed within the last 12 months, the person is permitted to work or provide services in WA Health.
Where an individual has not already obtained an Australia wide police check certificate, the Coordinator, Criminal Record Screening can arrange the Department’s required criminal record screening check.
The Coordinator Criminal Record Screening can not obtain criminal record checks for personnel from overseas, whether on a temporary work visa or seeking permanent residency. This is the individual’s responsibility.
Any employment contract will be contingent upon the individual suppling this information.
Dr Neale Fong
This circular last updated: Tuesday, 30 December 2008 at 11:26am